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Comic Reviews: Flash Forward and Inferior Five!

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STL130186Flash Forward #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

Wally West has been put through the wringer as of late, and with Flash Forward, it’s not stopping anytime soon. Sure, the character got a new lease on life thanks to the DC Rebirth special, but since then he’s bounced around with the Titans, fought with The Flash, and became the culprit of a series of murders in Heroes In Crisis. Needless to say, Wally’s been through A LOT, and that’s left him in a weird position in the current DC universe, and it seems like Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth’s Flash Forward may not be the best course of action for the character. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!

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TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Hawkman Found and Bonehead!

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imagesHawkman Found #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Metal event isn’t just a crazy way to introduce a bunch of new monsters and enemies, it’s also giving the publisher a new avenue to bring back some of their classic characters, and Hawkman is first on their list of resurrections. With Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch on the creative side of things, Hawkman Found isn’t a necessary piece of the Metal puzzle, but it’s definitely a fun one. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: IvX and Man-Thing!

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indexIVX #6 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)

After six issues and multiple tie-ins, the war between the Inhumans and the X-Men draws to a close in IvX #6. While Marvel’s made no secret of hyping up the next installment of the X-Men franchise, ResurrXion, that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t any loose ends to tie up in Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule’s event.  Thankfully for us, Soule and Lemire are able to buck the trend of every Marvel event and give us a truly satisfying ending that sets up interesting stakes for not only the X-Men, but the Inhumans as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and The Walking Dead!

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5617911-oml2016016_dc11-0Old Man Logan # 16 (Marvel Comics)

If rumors (and Marvel solicitations) are to be believed, Old Man Logan will be nearing its final issue shortly. Which is a shame, since the Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino comic series has been a surprisingly great ride. The two have taken a concept that should’ve been terrible, but somehow made it into one of the best titles in Marvel’s stable. Lemire and Sorrentino have sent the universe-displaced Logan on some pretty wild adventures, including a trip to Japan and fighting against Vampires, but now? He’s heading into space. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Inhumans vs X-Men and The Flash!

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ivx_1_coverInhumans vs. X-Men #1 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)

The throw down Marvel fans have been waiting for is here: Inhumans vs. X-Men (or IvX if you want to be picky). The past few years have been quite a ride for both franchises, as Marvel has made a pretty obvious ploy to play up the Inhumans while distancing themselves from the X-Men. It hasn’t worked, but IvX is the latest attempt by Marvel to try and get people to care as much about the Inhumans as they do about the X-Men. With Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire writing, and Leinil Yu drawing, it’s clear that Marvel really wants this one to work (especially because it’ll lead into their RessurXion event), but does it all add up to a readable event? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: A.D. After Death and Venom!

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ad_after_death-promofinal_330_500_90A.D After Death #1 (of 3) (Image Comics)

There’s always a lot of hype surrounding a new series from Scott Snyder or Jeff Lemire individually, so you can imagine the kind of hype surrounding A.D. After Death. The first collaboration between two of comics’ biggest creators, A.D. tells the story of a world where death has been “cured”. A.D. After Death is an exploration of the relationship between humans and death, and it’s presented in a way that is very different from what I was expecting. No one has died in decades, and humanity lives in “cycles”. Relationships and jobs can last far longer than anyone ever imagined, but there’s a dark mystery surrounding the world. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Thanos and Green Arrow!

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indexThanos #1 (Marvel Comics)

For the most part, super villain comics don’t usually work. It’s difficult to follow the adventures of a bad guy who’s more than likely going to lose by the series’ end. However, one of the few bright spots of Marvel’s recent output has been their focus on villain-centered comics. Magneto, Carnage, the Kingpin miniseries, and Infamous Iron Man have twisted the idea of who we should be rooting for in a fun way, and now it’s time for Marvel’s biggest bad to get the spotlight. With Jeff Lemire and artist Mike Deodato at the reins, Thanos looks to have all the ingredients to make for a pretty good Marvel series. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Red Hood And The Outlaws Rebirth!

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OML2016009_covOld Man Logan #9 (Marvel Comics)

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Old Man Logan has been an interesting series to read. It started off as an assumed sequel to the classic Mark Millar and Steve McNiven series, but as it’s continued, we’ve slowly learned that this isn’t truly the case. This is a Wolverine from a different future, as none of the events that are currently happening in the Marvel universe have happened in his timeline. While it’s easy to say that this was made to make the original Old Man Logan just another “possible future” in the Marvel Universe, it also adds to the story of the man who was Wolverine. Not only is he a man from the future trapped in the past, he’s now a man stuck in a universe that’s not even his. It’s an extra dose of pain and sadness to the character, and that theme continues in Old Man Logan #9, which starts off the “The Last Ronin” storyline. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Moon Knight and Black Road

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4825579-moon_knight_1_coverMoon Knight #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Moon Knight has been a tough character to nail lately. It seems like no matter who gets placed on the book, be they Charlie Huston, Brian Michael Bendis, or even Warren Ellis, eventually they run out of steam. In fact, some might say that the different runs on the character are just as schizophrenic as Moon Knight himself. But that hasn’t stopped Marvel from trying, and this week brings us a brand new Moon Knight series from Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood. And unsurprisingly, Moon Knight #1 finds Lemire and Smallwood putting their own stamp on the life and times of Marc Spector. Read the rest of this entry